Large-scale photovoltaic energy conversion systems have been installed at many places across the world and they handle higher power levels. In high power conversion, low device switching frequency operation is preferred in order to satisfy the thermal constraints of semiconductor devices and also to improve efficiency. However, low device switching frequency operation leads to higher total harmonic distortion (THD) of the converter output currents. Synchronous optimal pulsewidth modulation (SOP) is an emerging low device switching frequency modulation technique, which has been successfully implemented for voltage source inverters without compromising on THD. The goal of our research is to propose, analyze, and implement a modified SOP technique for current source inverter topologies. The additional switching constraints for these inverter topologies have been included in the modified SOP technique. The experimental results obtained from a low-power prototype demonstrated its effectiveness.

Optimal Low Switching Frequency Pulsewidth Modulation of Current-Fed Three-Level Converter for Solar Power Integration

CECATI, Carlo;BUCCELLA, CONCETTINA
2016

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Large-scale photovoltaic energy conversion systems have been installed at many places across the world and they handle higher power levels. In high power conversion, low device switching frequency operation is preferred in order to satisfy the thermal constraints of semiconductor devices and also to improve efficiency. However, low device switching frequency operation leads to higher total harmonic distortion (THD) of the converter output currents. Synchronous optimal pulsewidth modulation (SOP) is an emerging low device switching frequency modulation technique, which has been successfully implemented for voltage source inverters without compromising on THD. The goal of our research is to propose, analyze, and implement a modified SOP technique for current source inverter topologies. The additional switching constraints for these inverter topologies have been included in the modified SOP technique. The experimental results obtained from a low-power prototype demonstrated its effectiveness.
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